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Harmonization of resting-state functional MRI data across multiple imaging sites
Harmonization method developed to reduce site-related differences between neuroimaging data from individual imaging sites and publicly released big data of multiple psychiatric disorders from many imaging sites. (2019-04-18)
Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age
Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new Vanderbilt University research. (2019-04-15)
Hospital study finds substantial proportion of patients and healthcare workers shed flu virus before symptoms appear
New research examining influenza transmission in a tertiary hospital finds that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare works shed the flu virus before the appearance of clinical symptoms. (2019-04-15)
Why is ketamine an antidepressant?
Delving deep inside the neural circuitry of 'depressed' mice, researchers have revealed how ketamine works in cells to achieve its fast-acting antidepressant effect. (2019-04-11)
Ketamine reverses neural changes underlying depression-related behaviors in mice
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice. (2019-04-11)
Aging gracefully: Study identifies factors for healthy memory at any age
University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. (2019-04-10)
Towards new indicators of vulnerability to psychotic disorders
The decision-making processes of healthy subjects with sub-clinical psychotic episodes are altered in a way that is similar to what happens in subjects with schizophrenia. (2019-04-09)
Anti-inflammatory medicine can have a beneficial effect on depression
Research carried out by the national psychiatry project iPSYCH shows that arthritis medicine can have a beneficial effect on symptoms of depression. (2019-04-08)
Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression
A study lead by Penn Medicine researchers found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). (2019-04-08)
Analysis identifies patients most at risk for weight regain after bariatric surgery
In the years following bariatric surgery, a person's overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games and using a computer for recreation are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practices like counting calories. (2019-04-04)
The Lancet Public Health: Ageism linked to poorer health in older people in England
Ageism may be linked with poorer health in older people in England, according to an observational study of over 7,500 people aged over 50 published in The Lancet Public Health journal. (2019-04-03)
Bath scientists develop a mouse model for rare brain disease Joubert syndrome
A new mouse model for Joubert syndrome has been developed by University of Bath scientists, who hope it will accelerate research to understand how the disease develops as well as help develop and evaluate therapeutic approaches. (2019-04-02)
New evidence on the association of shortened sleep time and obstructive sleep apnea with sleepiness and cardiometabolic risk factors
A new study in the journal CHEST® may change the way we think about sleep disorders. (2019-04-01)
HIV infection increases the risk of death associated with depressive symptoms
In a new study to investigate the relationship among depressive disorders or symptoms, HIV status and mortality, researchers report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death among veterans with HIV but not among those without HIV infection. (2019-04-01)
Consider non-surgical brain stimulation for severe depression, say experts
Non-surgical brain stimulation should be considered as alternative or add-on treatments for adults with severe forms of depression, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-03-27)
Children develop PTSD when they 'overthink' their trauma
A new study shows that children are more likely to suffer PTSD if they think their reaction to a traumatic event is not 'normal'. (2019-03-26)
Mothers of fussy babies at higher risk of depressive symptoms
As FDA approval of the first postpartum depression drug hits the news, study looks at how infant fussiness and a baby's level of prematurity may influence the severity of maternal depressive symptoms. (2019-03-25)
LSU Health study reports continued PTSD in women exposed to deepwater horizon oil spill
A study led by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health reports that women exposed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill continue to experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (2019-03-25)
White women with PCOS more likely to have anxiety than black women with condition
White women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have significantly higher anxiety symptoms compared to black women with the condition, a new study suggests. (2019-03-25)
Study suggests how, when to support military couples after homecoming
Military couples look forward to joyful reunions after long deployments, but difficulties may lie ahead. (2019-03-25)
The stroke care paradox: Close-knit social networks increase delays in hospital arrival
Patients with closer-knit social networks, including family members and spouses, were more likely to delay seeking hospital care for a stroke whereas those with a more dispersed network of acquaintances were more likely to seek care faster. (2019-03-25)
CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea
When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. (2019-03-23)
The Lancet Psychiatry: Childhood trauma may affect brain structure, predisposing adults to recurring major depressive disorder
Early life trauma may affect the structure of the brain in a way that makes clinical depression more likely to be severe and recurrent, according to a two-year observational study of 110 patients published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2019-03-21)
Sports involvement linked to fewer depressive symptoms in children
Participation in team sports is associated with fewer depressive symptoms in children, whereas non-sport activities have no association with symptoms, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. (2019-03-21)
African-Americans more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, Rutgers study finds
African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new Rutgers study. (2019-03-21)
How team sports change a child's brain
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. (2019-03-21)
Research examines complications during birth and link to later social anxiety in children
A new study published in Infant and Child Development indicates that complications during birth may increase the risk that children will develop social anxiety by their pre-teen years. (2019-03-20)
Depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s, find Sussex psychologists
Depression in twenties linked to memory loss in fifties, find Sussex psychologists. (2019-03-20)
Medical marijuana laws linked to health and labor supply benefits in older adults
A study that examined older Americans' well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. (2019-03-19)
Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer's disease
Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study. (2019-03-18)
Depression screening does not impact quality of life after heart attack
After suffering a heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain caused by blocked arteries), patients who were systematically screened for depression and referred for treatment when appropriate did not show a significant improvement in quality of life compared with those who received no depression screening, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-17)
Parkinson's treatment delivers a power-up to brain cell 'batteries'
Scientists have gained clues into how a Parkinson's disease treatment, called deep brain stimulation, helps tackle symptoms. (2019-03-12)
Kids' concussion recovery like snakes and ladders game
During the first 24 hours, home and leisure activities may be undertaken as long as they are only for five minutes at a time, and stopped if symptoms increase. (2019-03-11)
Many patients with atopic dermatitis experience symptoms of anxiety and depression
A British Journal of Dermatology study has found substantially higher rates of anxiety and depression among US adults with atopic dermatitis, compared to those without. (2019-03-06)
Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain
In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. (2019-03-06)
Clinical trial examines nutritional strategies to prevent major depressive disorder among overweight, obese adults
A randomized clinical trial examined the effects of two nutritional strategies (multinutrient supplementation and food-related behavioral activation therapy) and their combination on preventing new episodes of major depressive disorder in overweight and obese adults over one year. (2019-03-05)
Nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression, research shows
A daily intake of nutritional supplements won't help stave off the onset of depression, a new study has revealed. (2019-03-05)
Daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression
Researcher Mariska Bot from Amsterdam UMC reported: 'Daily intake of nutritional supplements over a year does not effectively prevent onset of a major depressive episode in this sample. (2019-03-05)
Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective
An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2019-03-05)
Small 'microdoses' of psychedelic drugs could treat depression and anxiety
Lava lamps, tambourines and, of course, psychedelic drugs were hallmarks of the 1960s. (2019-03-04)
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